The outer layer, a rigid aluminum frame, is in the shape of an icosahedron. The inner layer, in the shape of a dodecahedron, seemingly floats inside of the icosahedron, reflecting the light in a spherical distribution.
Bright LED lights are embedded at the vertices of the aluminum outer shell, directing the light toward the lamp's core: a white, pentagonal layer made of polycarbonate. The light's complex geometric shape is perceived differently depending on where the observer stands, creating endless interpretations and perspectives.
"I'm very excited to bring my longtime interest in geometry and light into this collaboration with Louis Poulsen to create the OE Quasi Light," Eliasson said. "What distinguishes it from so many lamps is that it shines in toward the core, from which the light is reflected back out onto the surroundings. In one form, the lamp combines precision in design with quality atmospheric lighting."
The aluminum used is 90% recycled, while the other materials are entirely recyclable and reusable. With the design enabling future disassembly to replace and recycle parts, OE Quasi Light was created with longevity in mind.
Photos: Courtesy of Louis Poulsen